[Review] Sephora Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover Removes More Than Just Eye Makeup

Hello awesome people!

I figured that I’d take a break from all the make-up reviewing, and stop for a moment to show you guys the products that I have been using to take my makeup off instead. All that grimy makeup has to be washed off at the end of the day, remember? ūüôā Please don’t ever go to bed with makeup on, you’ll just be wasting all the hard work put into your skin care regime. The spots, white heads & blackheads are just not worth it.

Just to share with you guys, my cleansing routine usually goes something along the lines of this:

  1. If I’m strapped for time, (which is almost all the time tbh) I use a cotton pad together with a makeup remover, and wipe off all my¬†makeup. Then I proceed to cleanse with my facial cleanser. (Currently using the Vichy Normaderm Gel Cleanser)
  2. Other times when I want to cleanse my makeup and take a shower in one go, I’ll use my cleansing oils, (Have been using Shu Uemura Porefinist Anti-shine Fresh Cleansing Oil for now) massage it into my face, & wash it off with water & face cleanser.
  3. And when I have extra time on hand, I like to take my own sweet time with a cleansing balm, massage it into my skin, and wipe it off with warm water and a face cloth. (My current cleansing balm is from Clarins, love it!)
  4. Even if I use a makeup remover, cleansing oil, or a cleansing balm, I always make sure to double cleanse, meaning I go over my skin for a second time with a facial cleanser, to get rid of all the oils, and any excess makeup that might still be clinging on for dear life.
  5. And in some rare cases, I’ve even triple cleansed too!
  6. And that’s its folks! *insert the nostalgic Looney Tunes cartoons here lol!*
  7. In any case if I’m¬†too sleepy, tired, or just plain ol lazy, I just use a makeup wipe! One day of not cleaning my skin to death wont kill me. ūüėÄ

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[Review] Sephora Cream Lip Stain in 03 Strawberry Kiss

Haloo my peeps!

I’ve been on a slight spree recently, hauling makeup, clothing & random stuff before the price increases post GST, 1st April. 6% is no joke yo.

So along with a bunch of other stuff, I hauled the Sephora Cream Lip Stain in the shade 03 Strawberry Kiss. I wanted a few other shades too, but they were sold out, or either the testers had dried up. Yuck. Sephora, Y U NO put new testers? Anyways, I love my red lipsticks and I’m pretty sure you guys¬†must know it by now, but recently I’ve been picking up more pinks, purples & nudes for some reason. I like nude shades since they’re so work friendly, while purples for a night out just screams crazy rave party, and pinks just wanna have fun! Think Cyndi Lauper, lol!

Back to the Cream Lip Stain, as you may remember, I mentioned this product my Zalora Wishlist post. And I finally got it ‚̧ Ticking one item of the list, and now to tick off the next bazillion items on that list.

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Product Description: A lip stain that provides beautiful, long-lasting color. This high-coverage lip product features avocado oil for a texture that transforms as you wear it: when applied, the initial cream texture becomes a silky, lightweight stain. Lips achieve stunning color and feel soft and comfortable.  Available in an array of rich shades, including both matte and satin finishes, with intense color that stays put.

Apparently this cream lip stain contains avocado oil that provides comfort and nutrition for lips, & also vitamin E that provides antioxidant properties. The lip stain is a combination of resins and jellifying agents that guarantee a no-transfer film for long term wear.

Strawberry Kiss is a matte bright pinky red, and dries to an absolute matte finish, which means it can be quite drying, so I usually layer a little lip balm before application. Packaging is your standard slim tube, doe foot tip, and the tip really helps with outlining and defining your lip shape. I’d recommend just using the doe foot tip instead of a brush for application, as the lippie dries to matte perfection within almost seconds.

Here’s a swatch of the lip stain. It dries matte as anything as you can see, and the vibrant pink is just absolutely gorgeous.

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Ingredients: Isododecane, Dimethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Polybutene, Petrolatum, Cyclohexasiloxane, Kaolin, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Aroma (Flavor), Glyceryl Behenate/Eicosadioate, Propylene Carbonate, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Tocopherol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Benzyl Alcohol. May or may not contain (+/-): Mica, CI 15850 (Red 7 Lake), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), CI 77492 (Iron Oxides), CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 15850 (Red 6), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), CI 75470 (Carmine).

Personal thoughts: This is a decent lip cream, and definitely a much cheaper option that the Hourglass Opaque Rouges, though slightly pricier than the Nyx Soft Matte Lip Creams. Quality wise, I would rate it a 6 on a scale of 10. It does give off a beautiful colour & stain, and lasts all day for almost 8-9 hours, withstanding oily food and such, but it does settle into my lines, and sometimes makes my lips look dry and chapped, though I don’t feel like my lips are dry at the time. And this is with a luscious coat of lip balm, mind you! I guess most matte lippies do that to you, but this one more so than the others.¬†

One thing that I do like about it is its scent. It smells vanilla-ish, leaning towards a butter cream frosting scent which I just love! Some people say it smells plastic-y, but I don’t smell plastic one bit. Is my nose not working then? #VeryCurious

Here’s how it looks on me. I absolutely love the pop of bright pink on my lips! And I’m wearing it¬†together with the Clinique Cheek Pop Blush ūüôā

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Long story short, if you’d like a matte lip cream which doesn’t cost a bomb, you could give these a go. However, the NYX SMLC’s are much much better in terms of quality, and are way cheaper too. Now if only they were ever in stock at the Sephora outlets here, that would make my life a much better¬†place. The colour selection in the Sephora lip cream range is quite good too, with a whole range of pink, nudes, purples, reds and oranges, so the variety aspect is certainly covered. Repurchase from my end? Maybe I’ll pick up the red shade, just because I need all the reds I can find in my life, but other than that, maybe not.

Give it a go yourself, and tell me if you like it. Or have you tried this, and loved it more than I did?

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The Sephora Cream Lip Stain retails for RM54/5ml at local Sephora outlets, and at Zalora Malaysia.

xoxo,
Shashay

My Sephora Wishlist

Hello boys & girls!

I have a quick post for you today, and its all about the magic that is Sephora! Truth is, Sephora is a mecca for a lot of beauty addicts alike, and I’m pretty sure most of us reading this article have been¬†guilty of¬†spending hour after hour, poring over each product & shelf that Sephora has to offer. The lovely¬†smell, the shiny products & colours galore just bring magic to my life ‚̧ Ok, I’m getting carried away, but you get my drift don’t you?

Pic via bangkok.com

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And after countless trips to and from Sephora, its safe to say I have a long list of items I simply need in my life. But since I need to prioritize, I’ve compiled a mini wishlist of the things I really really want to have which¬†I think you guys would love them too. Now I’m aware that Sephora holds hundreds and hundreds of beauty brands, but I’d like¬†to pick a few items from their own beauty line, the Sephora Collection. ¬†The Sephora in-house brand holds makeup, bath & body products, skin care, tools & brushes, and much more. I’ve swatched enough to know that their products are just as good as any beauty line goes, so here goes my list!

The first item I’d like to try is the Sephora Cream Lip Stain. The thing is, I’ve heard rave reviews for this product, and I’ve also swatched it a few times during my multiple trips to Sephora, but yet to make a¬†purchase. Maybe I will soon enough once the paycheck comes in lol! And its only RM45, so it’s actually really inexpensive for an amazing product.

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Item number¬†2¬†would be the¬†Sephora¬†Creamy Body Wash in the scent Vanilla. (RM22) I absolutely love scent scents, and Vanilla always tops the list in my books. Sephora has a whole range of scents to choose from, and I’ve been meaning¬†to pick up Vanilla & Mango for sometime now.¬†

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And the last item 3, simply has to be the Sephora Natural Therapy Masks. (RM10 each) The Sephora Natural Therapy Masks always looked so tempting to me, and the whole range is simply humongous! I mean, From Pomegranate to Lingzhi to Ginseng, there’s something for everyone!

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So those are the 3 items I’d like to try from the Sephora range, and please don’t get me started on the rest of the brands and my pickings from their ranges.¬†

Personally, I would never turn down the opportunity to head to Sephora and swatch to my heart’s delight, but I’ve gotten really lazy over the past year. To be honest, I really prefer shopping online to¬†avoid the heat, traffic jams and queues so thankfully, the¬†Sephora collection online¬†is now available on Zalora Malaysia too!!

Have a look, have a browse on Zalora, and tell me you’re not tempted to purchase any products like me. ūüėÄ

Do you have any Sephora favourites? If¬†you’ve been lemming for certain products, what are they? Let me know!

xoxo,
Shashay